If you are looking to lose weight, reducing your calorie intake is going to be an obvious must. Nothing is going to be more important than you are taking in fewer calories than you use because that is what virtually ensures weight loss takes place.
Cutting back on foods high in sugar and processed fats will go a long way toward trimming excess calories from your diet. Breakfast is a great place to start. There are steps you can take at breakfast to make your calorie intake lower, allowing you to get away with less so you can slim down faster.
Curious to know more? Try one of these…
1. Swap Nut Butter For Fat-Free Cream Cheese. First, consider swapping out some of the nut butter you may serve with your meal for fat-free cream cheese instead. As long as you get the fat-free variety, you will be taking in relatively few calories and even get a couple of grams of protein as well.
Compare this with nut butter, which contains about four times the calories, and you can see the difference it makes.
2. Go For Toast Rather Than A Bagel. Bagels are one of the worst bread products you could eat where calories are concerned, but yet something many people to go for time and time again. Loaded with carbohydrates, they will spike your blood sugar levels and drive up your calorie score in a hurry.
Instead, try a slice of toast. One slice of toast contains less than half the calories of a bagel. Opt for Ezekiel bread for the most wholesome option.
3. Keep That Egg Yolk. When looking at eating eggs, do not be so quick to ditch the yolk. Eating the yolk may seem counterintuitive since the yolk is what contains most of the calories, but this is what will help to keep your hunger level in check. In turn, this will help to prevent overeating later in the day.
Try one whole egg with five egg whites. It will be enough to keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours.
4. Ditch The Juice And Eat Whole Fruit Instead. Finally, do not let yourself go in for fruit juice. Fruit juice is just a calorie landmine that does not offer much in the way of nutrition. What should you drink? Water plain or with a wedge of lemon is the best choice since it is calorie free.
If you want to be healthy, opt for real fruit. Fruit in its natural form will give you some of the fiber your body needs. Suggested daily fiber intake is around 30 grams a day.
Keep these tips in mind and lighten up your breakfast. When you start your day right, it becomes much easier to keep eating healthily for the rest of the day.
Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.